SCOTTISH private schools that continue to charge high fees without providing sufficient bursaries should be stripped of charitable status, politicians have warned.
A CRACKDOWN on student visas to stop people entering the UK illegally has caused a slump of 25% in undergraduates from Pakistan and India coming to Scots universities.
RECORD numbers of students from the European Union were accepted by Scottish universities last year, raising fears over future pressure on places for Scots.
THE children's author behind the international bestseller The Gruffalo has joined the campaign against the closure of her local primary school on the outskirts of Glasgow.
THE proportion of graduates from Scottish universities being awarded a first class honours degree has risen by nearly 20% over the past five years.
THE Church of Scotland has frozen the pay of teachers working in a school for vulnerable pupils as part of cost-cutting measures.
A SCHOOL for special needs pupils has become the first in the Scottish private sector to be accredited by the National Autistic Society.
SCOTTISH students studying in mainland Europe will be eligible for a full package of financial support for the first time under a £750,000 pilot scheme.
SCOTTISH headteachers have said raising pension contributions for promoted staff may lead to a shortage of future school leaders.
The number of Scots applying to university has dropped off for the third year in a row, figures show.
SCOTLAND is falling behind the rest of the UK in the recruitment of male primary teachers, according to new figures.
UNIONS are demanding the Scottish Government delivers on its commitment to return to national pay for college lecturers.
TEACHERS have been urged not to reduce science experiments or field trips because of misplaced health and safety fears.
TWO Scottish university principals have been recognised in Queen's New Year Honours List.
SCOTTISH teachers work an average of nine extra unpaid hours a week, according to a new survey.
Two teenagers in care who are studying for a National Certificate in Acting and Theatre Performance have written a play about their own experiences, which has been hailed as a "must-see" for those working in the sector.
COLLEGES will get an additional £5 million to improve their campuses next year.
SCOTTISH children are being denied their parents' choice of private and community-run nursery for free pre-school education because of a rise in the number of councils imposing restrictions.
SCOTLAND'S largest teaching union has called for unity across the education sector to fight future budget cuts.
PUPILS have been kept in assembly halls because there are not enough supply staff to teach them, a union has claimed.
SCOTTISH teachers are suffering record stress levels, with the proportion of successful compensation cases doubling in the past year.
TEACHERS have warned that a "postcode lottery" of music provision in Scottish schools could threaten school performances.
MUSIC legend Mark Knopfler and Pop Idol star Darius have joined the campaign to save their former school, East Dunbartonshire's biggest primary, from closure.
THE Scottish Government has released a consultation on a proposed increase to the contribution rate for the Scottish teachers' pension scheme.
SOME of Scotland's oldest universities have been accused of dragging their feet over moves to recruit more students from deprived backgrounds.
SCOTTISH postgraduate student numbers will be given a boost from an initiative worth nearly £11 million.
The school, in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, was yesterday praised by Minister for Learning Alasdair Allan for its outstanding achievement.
Universities will be given £10 million next year to fund an extra 2000 places for students, the Scottish Government has confirmed.
The Herald today provides a comprehensive guide to the exam performance of the highest-achieving Scottish schools.